The ESTA Foundation’s Behind the Scenes Program www.estafoundation.org/bts.htm is pleased to announce that Sapsis Rigging www.sapsis-rigging.com has stepped forward as a challenge grantor for the Behind the Scenes/Long Reach Long Riders raffle at USITT Conference & Stage Expo next month in Cincinnati. The grant provides the opportunity for donors to double their contributions, while providing help to colleagues in a time of need.

Bill Sapsis, president of Sapsis Rigging comments, “While this economy many be taking its toll on many, it’s worse for those with the added burden of illness or injury. Now, more than ever, it’s imperative that we help make sure our fellow technicians and their families receive the assistance they need to make ends meet.”

Behind the Scenes has a limited number of challenge grants still available for $2,500. The Challenge Grant Program gives companies or individuals the opportunity to show support for their peers in the industry while providing a unique opportunity to be recognized as a leading supporter of this worthy cause.

Behind the Scenes and the Long Reach Long Riders will be raffling off 12 terrific prizes donated by industry members. Raffle tickets are $5 dollars each or five for $20 and will be sold at booth #1321 on the show floor. A special thanks to USITT for making our presence at the annual conference possible. Behind the Scenes is an initiative of The ESTA Foundation to provide industry members with financial support when they are seriously ill or injured.